A guide to the best restaurants in Kriopigi

This beautiful old village is high on a hill overlooking the sea and a short walk away from the beach. The two main restaurant areas in Kriopigi are its main street and the centre of the village around the old square. In fact the food here, as with so many Greece holiday destinations, has such a wonderful reputation that many drive here from as far away as Thessaloniki in mainland Greece in order to enjoy a delicious feast. Seafood features prominently on many menus, as do other Greek favourites including gyros, stifado and kelftiko.

Main-street treasure at Taverna Nikos

Many visitors on holidays to Greece flock here, not simply for the food, but also for this main-street restaurant’s ambience. With fantastic mixed grills, delicious stuffed tomatoes and delectable desserts, you’re in for a treat when you eat here.

Fish is the word at Trizoni restaurant

Lovers of fresh seafood on holidays to Halkidiki can expect to savour a meal that they’ll remember when visiting Trizoni. Presentation is an art form here, and the quality of the fish is exceptional. Clam pasta is a favourite, as are octopus, prawns and grilled sardines. Group bookings are welcome here.

Village charm at Anthoulas restaurant

Eat your meal in the courtyard of this beautiful restaurant and simply sit back and savour the moment. Anthoulas takes as much pride in the quality of its food as in its presentation. Beautifully prepared mixed-seafood platters, fantastic dolmades – as well as swordfish in a tomato and caper sauce – are just a few of the house specialities.

Family-friendly comfort at Balatsos restaurant

Set slightly back from the main street, this family-friendly treasure offers Greek home-cooking at its best. With home-made bread to mop up all the succulent juices of octopus, the varied Greek dips as well as stifado – beef stew – and kleftiko – a leg of lamb slow-roasted with potatoes and simply oozing with taste – this treasure is very reasonably priced and worth tracking down.

English breakfasts at Ostria bar restaurant

Just in case you’re pining for a good bacon sarnie, then the English breakfasts at Ostria bar will satisfy your needs. Greek salads, pizzas and awesome ice-cream sundaes are also on the menu.

Pizzas and more at Casablanca restaurant

Serving rib-eye steak, pizza and other international favourites, Casablanca is open for breakfast and then stays serving right through until very late at night. It’s fantastic for families as high chairs are provided, and the restaurant is also wheelchair accessible.

Upscale experience at Bistrot

From the moment you walk through the doors of this stunning restaurant you’ll know that you’ve entered somewhere special. Dine on a veranda overlooking the sea and enjoy a gastro-treat. The menu is extensive, and ravioli mushrooms, mixed grills and seafood platters are just a few of its delights.

Reasonable prices at Adonis restaurant

This busy, small, family-run restaurant serves traditional Greek food at very reasonable prices. It’s worth chatting to the waiters about what’s on offer as they don’t always list all of the dishes on the menu.

Authentic Greek treats at Kostas taverna

For a genuine Greek dining experience that is not to be missed on your Greek island holiday, then the home-cooked food at Kostas taverna is most definitely worth sampling. From moussaka that’s simply dripping with taste to souvlaki – grilled meat and vegetables on a skewer – and salad, you’ll enjoy both the ambience and the food at this very friendly traditional restaurant.

Delicious home-cooked food at the Akropolis restaurant

You’ll get the opportunity to meet the whole family who create the wonderful dishes at Akropolis, including Grandma. Pastitsio – a Greek form of lasagne – is a house speciality. In the evenings you can always try your hand at some dancing accompanied by a bouzouki player.